Data-Driven Decisions at the Edge to Reduce Cost Without Increasing Risk

By Tim Vanevenhoven, Blog Contributor
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Axpo is the largest producer of electricity from renewable energy in Switzerland.  In critical industries like power, parts are commonly replaced on a very conservative schedule based only on time to avoid a catastrophic failure.

With edge data collected from ABB Ability Smart Sensors transmitted via Bluetooth to Aruba APs, data shows the actual state of the equipment, so it is not unnecessarily replaced too early.

“We see the big change in longer use of the equipment which is installed, without having an increased risk of an unpredicted failure,” says Emil Bieri, Head Digital Transformation Hydro, Axpo.